Renee Holder
Director Coaching Programs

Renee as an accredited coach, facilitator of coaching programs and consultant in coaching, Renee is a key member of our team. Renee is passionate about quality conversations, positive leadership impact and improving well-being. Clients often seek out advice and support from Renee and her team when implementing organisational coaching and building coaching cultures.


This experience has enabled Renee to develop trusted relationships with IECL clients, Alumni and Associates across a range of industries and leader levels. Renee is passionate about assisting individuals, teams and organisations to perform at their best in order to achieve outcomes for the individual and the organisation whilst also improving wellbeing.  She is a chocolate and whisky sour enthusiast and loves nothing more than spending time with her family. 


Areas of Expertise

  • Developing new and aspiring leaders
  • Coaching to embed learning post training
  • Transition coaching for technical experts moving to people leadership
  • Consulting on organisational coaching, leadership development and culture change initiatives
  • Sales leadership, account management and business development
  • Conversations for high performance
  • Building coaching cultures


Business Background and Experience

Along with being an Associate Coach, Renee is IECL's Coaching Practice Lead overseeing the development of IECL's coaching services including quality assurance and evaluation. During her time with IECL, Renee has also held the role of GM Client Relationships for three years overseeing the entire function responsible for the delivery of customised solutions for IECL's corporate, government and not-for-profit clients. This experience provides Renee with a unique insight into the complexity and challenges faced by leaders and organisations. Renee's prior professional experience also extends to training, recruitment, pharmaceutical and wholesale industrial supply industries with organisations such as Ross Human Directions (now Chandler Macleod), Blackwoods (now part of Wesfarmers) and Merck Sharp and Dohme. Core responsibilities have included business development, key account management, sales and team management, strategic planning and resourcing. 



Renee's coaching style is warm and highly supportive whilst also challenging and thought provoking. Renee provides a safe space where coaching counterparts can be vulnerable and open to learning. Coaching with Renee often involves a deep reflection on strengths, beliefs, attitudes and values. Her style has been described by previous coaching counterparts as results focused, caring and intuitive. 


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Accredited Organisational Coach (Level Three), IECL
  • B Commerce (Management), University of Western Sydney
  • Cert IV Business Administration, Performis
  • Team Coach Accreditation, IECL
  • Principles of Organisational Coaching, IECL
  • Accredited Mental Health First Aid
  • ICF, EMCC and AC
  • Diagnostic GLWS (Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey)
  • Hogan 360


Recent Client Engagements

  • Head of Planning, Marketing Communications and also Head of Strategy, Media - both coaching engagements were part of a development program for the best emerging leadership talent in marketing, media and advertising to become leaders of tomorrow.
  • Director of Sustainability, Property - new to role leader with high profile both internally and externally. Coaching around strengths, values, brand and shift from technical expert to strategic leadership.
  • Senior Leader, Banking - focus the mindset and behaviours required for greater impact, improved team performance and promotion to a next level role. 
  • Business Development Manager, Health - coaching to improve work performance and personal wellbeing including mindfulness, strategic planning and building resilience.
  • L&D Advisor, Marketing & Advertising - new to organisation. Coached with a focus on developing consulting and influencing skills as well as advising with confidence.
  • Financial Accountant, International Banking - coached to build confidence, develop personal brand , increase ability to influence and lead others whilst transitioning in to new role in new organisation.